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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Planning Guidelines and Product Development for Air Supply Distribution using Active Overflow Elements in Apartment Buildings

Elisabeth Sibille1, Fabian Ochs1, Rainer Pfluger1
1University of Innsbruck, Unit for Energy Efficient Buildings, Innsbruck, Austria,

Abstract: In this paper, an innovative “duct-less” supply air distribution concept using active overflow elements is surveyed. Its minimal space requirement allows for easier installation of high efficient ventilation units with heat recovery in residential buildings, especially in renovations. By means of simulations, the ability of this concept as a standard solution that ensure occupants comfort is investigated. A functional model of an active overflow element was also developed with particular attention on the sound emissions and measured. The results confirm that with this concept the same comfort is reached for much less installation effort than for the usual concept.
Pages: 103 - 109